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John Singleton - Full Director’s Cut

John Singleton was in the red chair recently, but there was a lot more conversation than we could fit into the broadcast. Here's an extended version of the interview.

In the summer of 1991, with one bold stroke, John set off a pivotal moment in modern Hollywood history with 'Boyz n the Hood'. The movie threw a searchlight on a world few people thought about: a hard, crushing world of gang violence on the very South-Central L.A. streets where John himself grew up. 22 years on, the impact of 'Boyz n the Hood' can still be felt.

After all, John was one of the first to bring hip-hop to Hollywood: he cast Ice Cube in 'Boyz', Tupac in a film called 'Poetic Justice', and Andre 3000 in 'Four Brothers'. Plus, the boy who grew up loving Star Wars and old westerns has a surprising - and until now, unknown - connection to Quentin Tarantino's controversial western 'Django Unchained'.

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THE BIO: John Singleton